Berks County is getting a new Sheetz.
The Altoona-based convenience chain will officially open its new store in New Smithville Wednesday at 2298 Golden Key Road.
Sheetz currently operates 616 store locations across Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia, Ohio and Maryland, with all locations open 24/7, 365 days a year.
This new location offers Sheetz’s Made-to-Order (MTO) menu on its touch-screen order terminals where customers will be able to order any of Sheetz’s customized specialty drinks or food items.
With the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic the store will be observing the chain’s safety protocols.
Sheetz said it has established several safety measures which include encouraging social distancing throughout all of its locations, requiring all employees to wear masks, conducting employee wellness checks before every shift and has implemented enhanced routine daily cleaning procedures with a focus on high touch surfaces like door handles.
As part of its grand opening of the new store Sheetz said it will donate $2,500 to Helping Harvest, an organization which helps feed the hungry in Berks and Schuylkill Counties.
Sheetz will also donate $2,500 to the Special Olympics of Pennsylvania.